87 ABA Journal Alaska articles.
Jul 17, 2018 3:26 PM CDT
The impact of the hurricanes over the island was not uniform, with some areas suffering extreme devastation. There was greater havoc in the eastern and central parts of the island, so many lawyers in those communities are still without power in their offices.
Feb 1, 2018 12:03 AM CST
Louisiana is part of a nationwide movement toward justice reinvestment—policies aimed at simultaneously reducing crime and reining in corrections spending, while still holding offenders accountable. Gelb calls those goals “our holy trinity.”
Dec 1, 2017 12:10 AM CST
A legal aid office serving a heavily Navajo clientele is shutting three of its nine offices for financial reasons, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported Thursday.
DNA-People’s Legal Services…
Aug 21, 2017 4:00 PM CDT
An Alaska law that took effect this month requires divorce court judges to consider the well-being of pets when making decisions about which spouse gets to keep the animals.
Jan 31, 2017 10:26 AM CST
Nov 8, 2016 8:00 AM CST
Federal agencies may classify species as threatened based on projected habitat loss due to climate change, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday.
The ruling came in a…
Oct 25, 2016 3:00 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court has vacated a federal appeals court decision finding the National Park Service had the authority to ban hovercraft on Alaska’s Nation River.
The San Francisco-based 9th…
Mar 22, 2016 12:12 PM CDT
A former municipal prosecutor in Anchorage has been convicted of defrauding a widow out of $52 million, KTUU reported Tuesday.
A federal jury found Mark Avery, 57, guilty…
Mar 2, 2016 4:40 PM CST
A former prosecutor who took over a lucrative trust practice from his father’s estate is now facing a second trial in one of the biggest alleged frauds in Alaska history.…
Feb 11, 2016 3:00 PM CST
An Alaska state court judge has vacated the convictions of four men in the 1997 murder of a Fairbanks teenager.
Three of the four men, known as the “Fairbanks Four,”…
Dec 21, 2015 5:15 PM CST
The Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct has recommended a public censure for a judge who apologized for inappropriate comments and said he has “quit going off script.”
The commission made…
Dec 14, 2015 5:51 AM CST
A Taiwanese woman who gave birth on Oct. 8 aboard a China Airlines flight to Los Angeles that was diverted to Alaska may have succeeded in what local media in…
Oct 23, 2015 2:00 PM CDT
An Alaska trapper said he filed a small claims suit against a Juneau woman for springing several of his lawfully set traps to teach her a lesson.
But after a…
Oct 16, 2015 3:40 PM CDT
The Alaska Constitution requires the appointment of counsel for an indigent parent in a child custody case when the opposing party is represented by a private lawyer, the American Bar…
Sep 11, 2015 2:47 PM CDT